- the production and development of disease.
Also pa·thog·e·ny [puh-thoj-uh-nee] /pəˈθɒdʒ ə ni/.
Origin of pathogenesis
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Examples from the Web for pathogenesis
It is safe to say that not one in ten of those who practice the healing art has ever used it or is familiar with its pathogenesis.
It is doubtful whether mere clinical studies will contribute in a large measure to the solution of the pathogenesis of scurvy.
In the future in considering their pathogenesis it will be well to draw a sharp distinction between them.
These studies in pathogenesis and etiology are fundamentally necessary for the development of a rational therapy and prophylaxis.A Psychiatric Milestone
One would not deny all practical bearing to such investigations of pathogenesis.Mentally Defective Children
- the origin, development, and resultant effects of a disease
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Word Origin and History for pathogenesis
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- The development of a disease or morbid condition.nosogenesis
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